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Windows 98 windows error protection error

Discussion in 'Software' started by makdt, Jan 26, 2004.

  1. makdt

    makdt Private E-2

    i need help
    i have to use a printer, epson fx1050 , for taking my college printouts, i have xp and 98 and now my 98 gives me windows protection error, how do i fix it or can i find drivers for xp, please help
  2. alanc

    alanc MajorGeek

  3. makdt

    makdt Private E-2

    i read the epson site , thanks
    here's what happens now
    i can run my epson from dos(turbo c/c++)and print what i want but i cannot print from word notepad or other programs in windows xp.
    Is it drivers??

    as for the windows protection heres my specs

    Amd athlon xp 2000+
    512 mb ram
    nvidia geforce 4 mx 440 se with tv out
    logitech optical wireless mouse and wireless keyboard
    creative sound blaster live 5.1 de
    lg dvd ron drive and also lg cd rw drive
    pinnale pc tv card
    19" Lg 900b monitor
    anything else i need to add
  4. makdt

    makdt Private E-2

    oops i forgot to tell you
    all it says is Windows Protection error. You need to restart your computer
    no other error messages or numbers
    then the next time i am able to run in safe mode
    my friend suggeted i disable all drivers
  5. Kodo


    that definately sounds like corrupted drivers. boot to safe mode.. remove all remnances of the epson and reinstall the drivers for it.
  6. makdt

    makdt Private E-2

    i never had the epson installed when i protection error started.
    the reason i want win98 to start working is so that i can use it to print from word and notepad, 4 now i can print from dos in xp
  7. General_Lee_Stoned

    General_Lee_Stoned BuZZed Lightyear

  8. makdt

    makdt Private E-2

    this happen when i start win98
  9. General_Lee_Stoned

    General_Lee_Stoned BuZZed Lightyear

    ok so the link i gave you should help have you followed the instructions there
  10. makdt

    makdt Private E-2

    well i tried your link and also the boot options suggested by micro soft
    didnt work
    i even loaded drivers step by step eliminating one vxd driver each time but it still did not work
    any other suggestions?
  11. Wenchie

    Wenchie I R teh brat

    try dirty install, reinstall 98 over itself. I used 98 for the longest time and never had many problems with it, but when i did the easiest fix was always dirty install. I couldnt tell you after that, because if it was still busted I made CP fix it and he never told me what he did to it.
  12. makdt

    makdt Private E-2

    ya i tried reinstall windows over itself but that didnt work
    so now i fixed the prob
    i went to xp deleted my win98 C:\windows folder and reinstalled 98
    so now it works
    thanks anyways to all of you
  13. General_Lee_Stoned

    General_Lee_Stoned BuZZed Lightyear

    glad its sorted man
  14. anselmo_oz

    anselmo_oz Private E-2

    i was wondering if anyone can help me. i formatted my laptop and then installed windows 98. it installed and then restarted to check hardware. it went through the checklist of desktop etc and then come up saying windows protection error, you have to restart before it made it to windows.

    any thoughts?

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